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The Epiphone 1963 Firebird I, inspired by the Gibson Custom original, lets you channel the iconic style and sound of a classic. With its eye-catching design, this sleek solidbody electric guitar authentically captures a vintage vibe made famous by legends, including blues icon Johnny Winter, Keith Richards and Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music. The Epiphone 1963 Firebird I is built for today’s player while staying true to tradition, offering timeless tone and smooth playability for those who dig its hot-rodded, future-retro trappings.

Epiphone 1963 Firebird I Automotive Design

Inimitable Automotive Design Brings Vintage Flair

One look at the Epiphone 1963 Firebird I and you’ll see the sleek lines and classy appointments that made the original a legend. The unique offset double-cutaway body was originally dreamt up by acclaimed automotive designer Ray Dietrich, featuring a sporty—yet refined—aesthetic. The Firebird shape is instantly recognizable, sure to turn heads wherever you play, or even just “look the part” in your home studio. Of course, the 1963 Firebird I isn’t just about visuals—its construction also contributes to the great tone and playing experience that makes this a modern classic.

Epiphone 1963 Firebird I Body

9-Ply Neck-Through-Body Offers Stability and Sustain

The 1963 Firebird I by Epiphone features a solid 9-ply neck-through-body design that enhances resonance for singing sustain. Constructed using quality mahogany and walnut, the multi-ply neck runs the length of the body for excellent stability and a rich, full-figured tone. Attached mahogany wings complete the body, producing clear and balanced sound across the tonal spectrum. The neck features a 22-fret Indian laurel fingerboard and sports a comfortable, period-accurate ’63 profile that feels great in your hands. Put simply, the 1963 Firebird I’s choice woods and quality craftsmanship let your playing shine.

Epiphone 1963 Firebird I Humbucker

Authentic Gibson Mini-Humbucker Captures Classic Tone

When it comes to sound, the 1963 Firebird I takes you back in time thanks to its single vintage-spec Gibson USA Mini-Humbucker. Wound to perfectly replicate the original transducer, this Alnico 5 pickup delivers the singing leads and growling crunch expected when the Firebird revs its engine. From warm, clean tones to snarling overdrive, the mini humbucker helps you conjure iconic classic rock and blues mojo. The premium electronics also include virtually failproof CTS potentiometers, a Mallory capacitor and a Switchcraft output jack.

Epiphone 1963 Firebird I Hardware

Premium Hardware Mimics Hot-Rodded Style

While being true to its vintage design, the 1963 Firebird I plays like a dream thanks to its premium appointments. Kluson “banjo-style” Planetary tuners keep your strings locked in key, while the Wraparound Lightning Bar bridge provides excellent intonation and sustain. In short, the 1963 Firebird I gives you the perfect blend of classic vibe and modern playability. Plug in and experience the iconic style and sound that made the Firebird a classic.

For guitarists who want the true vintage Gibson Custom experience with modern refinements and affordability, the Epiphone 1963 Firebird I is a top choice. Its iconic offset double-cutaway shape turns heads, while the solid neck-through-body design provides substantial resonance. The Gibson USA Mini-Humbucker authentically captures the Firebird’s legendary tone, and premium components make this classic comfortable and playable. If you want timeless, automotive-inspired looks with exceptional sound and playability, don’t pass up the Epiphone 1963 Firebird I, inspired by the legendary Gibson Custom models of the early ’60s.

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  • Neck-through-body mahogany and walnut construction with mahogany wings
  • 1963 Firebird neck profile with Indian laurel fingerboardGibson USA Firebird mini humbucker pickup
  • 1x Gibson USA Firebird mini humbucker pickup in bridge position
  • Kluson planetary geared "banjo style" tuners and Wraparound Lightning Bar bridge for vintage-correct hardware
  • Switchcraft 1/4" output jack, CTS pots and Mallory cap

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  • Body Type: Offset
  • Body wood: Multi-piece mahogany/walnut
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck shape: Custom
  • Neck wood: Multi-piece mahogany/walnut
  • Joint: Neck-through
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Material: Indian laurel
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl Dot
  • Nut width/material: 1.69 in. (43 mm) GraphTech
  • Configuration: H
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Control layout: Master volume Master tone
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Bridge design: Floating
  • Tailpiece: Hardtail
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right Handed

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